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Jazz Masters: Ramsey Lewis, Jimmy Cobb, Richard Davis, and Lou Donaldson

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Being named a National Endowment for the Arts “Jazz Master” is among the highest honors musicians can receive, so this is not your ordinary “all-star” concert. Uniting pianist Ramsey Lewis (with over 80 albums, seven gold records, and three Grammy Awards under his belt); Miles Davis protégé and phenomenal drummer Jimmy Cobb (who performed on the best-selling jazz recording ever, Kind of Blue); renowned saxophonist Lou Donaldson (an inductee of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame); and versatile double bassist Richard Davis (named best bassist in the world…

The Nile Project

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Conceived by an Egyptian ethnomusicologist and an Ethiopian-American singer, The Nile Project is dedicated to empowering (through music) the diverse—and sometimes conflicted—communities living along the more than 4,000 miles of the Nile River. Consisting of a dozen musicians representing each country bordering the Nile, the musicians speak many languages, use varied rhythms, and play many instruments—from Sudanese harps and Ugandan adungu lyres to Egyptian flutes. But out of this mixture comes melody—just as the Nile Project seeks to turn conflict into harmony. Perchance single tickets…

Malpaso Dance Company

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Representing Cuba’s expanding cultural life, Havana-based contemporary Malpaso Dance Company—whose name, jokingly, means “misstep” in Spanish—skillfully blend unfussy ballet, their native Afro-Cuban tradition, and intensely physical modern dance. Following their 2014 U.S. debut in a sold-out run in New York City—which garnered high praise from The New York Times—Malpaso have continued to play a role in the renewed artistic dialogue between America and Cuba. Don’t miss their evocative interpretation of our tiny, complex neighbor to the south! Perchance single tickets online…

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - February 19 @ 3:00 pm

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s breathtaking and beloved dancers return to center stage at the Fox Theatre February 15 – 19, 2017, with premieres, new productions and Revelations for six audience-captivating performances only. Highlights include the premiere of Hope Boykin’s r-Evolutions­, based on the speeches and sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Leslie Odom, Jr. with original music by Ali Jackson of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tickets, starting at $25, are available at…

Sweet Honey in the Rock®

February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Founded in 1973 and rooted in African-American history and culture, Sweet Honey in the Rock® uses a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation to educate, entertain, and empower audiences and communities. In performances from Japan to Scotland and Canada to Kenya, this Grammy Award-nominated female quartet has consistently uplifted audiences with positive, socially conscious music that preserves and enriches the longstanding traditions of African-American vocal music. Perchance single tickets online or in the Rialto Center’s Box Office. Rialto Series…

Exit Strategy

February 21 @ 8:00 am - March 19 @ 5:00 pm

A Chicago public high school is slated for closure at the end of the year and the impending shut-down causes tensions in the school’s already volcanic neighborhood to rise to the breaking point. As a small group of teachers launch a last minute battle to save the school, they put their careers, future, and safety in the hands of a fast talking administrator who comes on strong; but might actually have no clue what he’s doing.

Balé Folclórico da Bahia

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - February 25 @ 10:00 pm

For nearly three decades, Brazil’s Balé Folclórico da Bahia has electrified stages and delighted critics around the world with its exuberant interpretations of traditional Brazilian folk dance. The dancers, musicians, and singers routinely bring audiences to their feet—and into the aisles!—with high-energy performances combining African dance (passed down by Brazil’s black population since the days of slavery), capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial arts), samba, and even elements of Brazil’s famed Carnival. Don’t miss this “get out of your seat and dance” party at the Rialto! Perchance single…

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Alan Cumming’s hit concert show, “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs,” has toured extensively throughout the UK, Canada and Australia, and will now continue its journey across the US with a stop at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Friday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. The show has wowed, and continues to wow, audiences as Cummings is “unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize.”

Dianne Reeves

March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Winner of five Grammy Awards—most recently in 2015 for Best Jazz Vocal Album— Dianne Reeves, called the “vocal heir of Sarah Vaughan” by The New York Times is unquestionably among the finest singers of the last 30 years. Best known as a #jazz vocalist but possessing unmatched versatility across styles, Reeves is not only a sublime interpreter of jazz standards but also an accomplished performer of her original, African-inspired folk music, world music, and pop. No matter what the genre, Reeves’…

Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues

March 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Performing an ancient form of Chinese martial arts, the Shaolin Warriors from the People’s Republic of China are renowned worldwide for their almost unbelievable feats of martial arts prowess. Trained from youth to hone both the mental and physical discipline required to perform the kinds of athletics one might only see in a movie, the troupe presents a truly remarkable evening of skillfully choreographed, death-defying theatre. Combining Kung Fu, hand-to-hand combat, and zen philosophy in one remarkable package, the Shaolin Warriors are not…

Don Giovanni

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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April 23rd at 3pm

April 21st at 8pm at 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 April 22st at 8pm at 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 April 23st at 3pm at 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303   If you like film noir, you’ll love the Georgia State University Opera Theater's production of Mozart’s classic opera Don Giovanni. Film noir features locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places and of apartment buildings with a…

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